Style & Beauty
Style June 27, 2018
When microblading eyebrows is in, but the bank account is out...of money.
As someone whose eyebrows are pretty much invisible, I’ve considered investing in microblading.
Microblading is a tattoo technique that fills out the brows. Remember when your mom told you to never tattoo your face? Well, sorry Mom — because microblading eyebrows is definitely the way to go. Microblading your eyebrows means they’ll always be perfect when you wake up in the morning, with little to no upkeep. And don’t worry, it hurts less than getting a tattoo and it’s semi-permanent.
But here’s the problem: microblading is expensive. It ranges from $400-$800 per treatment.
Microblading seems like it would be a worthwhile investment in the long run. But right now, what’s a girl with limited funds to do?
$10 instead of $800 or more? Yes please! Choosing a water-resistant brow gel instead of microblading is a quick and easy way to avoid dropping a wad of cash. Granted, this method isn’t permanent. You’ll have to apply it every day. But if saving money is your mission, this is definitely the way to go. Physician’s Formula Brow Longwearing Brow Gel is a great option because of its affordability and variety of colors (and in case you were wondering, it’s cruelty free).
If you like a soft natural brow, you can use a brow powder. Choosing something like Urban Decay’s Brow Box can give you a variety of options because there’s a dark and light powder in each box. Whether you want a statement look or a natural look, you’re good to go. Plus, this little box is travel sized! This is definitely the least permanent option, but it’s quick, easy and doesn’t sacrifice too much time – or money!
Brow tinting is a no-needle, no-blade way to fill in your brows. To use it, you “paint” some of the tint on your brow, wait two hours and then peel off the paint. What’s left is a stain of color that lasts a little longer than a gel or a powder (3 days to a week), and is WAY more affordable than microblading eyebrows. There are several brow tint products you can choose from that range in price, but thankfully none of them are $800!
If DIY brow tinting sounds a little intimidating, you can always go to a professional for help with tinting.
Brow pencils are a tried and true method for getting your brows in shape. The good news about pencils is that they’re super affordable and easy to find, and there’s a huge variety of pencils that can save you a trip to the bank. The bad news about pencils is that if you’re not careful, your brows can look unnatural. Don’t worry, there’s a secret! Use the pencil to shape and define, then pair it with a powder to fill those brows in and make them look defined but natural.
The thing about brow growth serums is that you have to be patient for them to take effect. There’s no serum that will grow a bushel of brows overnight. If you’re willing to wait on your eyebrows, there’s no need to wait on your bank account for microblading. According to Women’s Health Magazine, it’s all about choosing the right products when it comes to eyebrow growth.
If all of the alternatives to microblading eyebrows sound like too much of a hassle and you’re tired of waking up super early to fix your brows, microblading might just be worth it for you.
If it’s time for you to make the jump into microblading, make sure to select the right stylist for you. You want to work with a stylist who understands what you want, and won’t sacrifice your needs for your budget.
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